Yesterday Joe Biden attended the memorial service for MIT police officer Sean Collier who was tragically killed by the Tsarnaez brothers last week. During his remarks, Crazy Uncle Joe made a comment that hasn't sat well with many Americans, including yours truly. He referred to the Boston bombing terrorists as “twisted, perverted, knock-off jihadists.” Here is a partial transcript of his remarks:
"Why? people say to me, for they surely know they can never defeat us, they can never overthrow us, they can never occupy us. So why? Why? Whether it's al Qaeda central out of the Fatah, or two twisted, perverted, cowardly, knock-off jihadis here in Boston. Why do they do what they do?"
Knock-off jihadists? What a way to delegitimize what is really happening here: Radical Islamists are at war with us. Everyday we are coming to learn more of the Islamist radicalism embraced by Tamerlan Tsarnaev, even texting to family in 2011 that he was “willing to die for Islam.” That is not knock-off jihadism, that is jihad: A holy war on behalf of Islam. To characterize it as “knock-off” is a slap in the face to all those who died or were affected by this tragedy.
But this is nothing knew to this administration. Obama himself refuses to say that the Boston bombings were the result of terrorists acting on their radical Islamist beliefs. He is incapable of saying the words “radical jihadists,” much less acknowledging that they are at war with us. Just look at Obama's failure to label the Fort Hood shooting as an act of radical Islamic terrorism. Even as the shooter yells “Allahu Akbar,” this president insists that this is simply a case of “workplace violence.” The inability of this administration to accurately identify what is really happening here has an effect on everything, as I discuss with Mayor Giuliani last night on Hannity. As he says, this administration has managed to “institutionalize political correctness.” All of this is to the detriment to our national security and our safety.
As Congressman Tom Cotton of Arkansas pointed out on the floor of the House, “In barely four years in office, five jihadists have reached their targets in the United States under Barack Obama: the Boston Marathon bomber, the underwear bomber, the Times Square Bomber, the Fort Hood shooter, and in my own state—the Little Rock recruiting office shooter.” What did all of these people have in common? I think you know the blatantly obvious answer that our president is too pathetically weak to admit.
As expected, liberals in the media and elsewhere are also afraid to advance the radical Islamist jihadi narrative. Instead they will search for other answers, anything but the obvious.
Then there's the Left's newly-found embrace of the “what difference does it make why they did it” line used by people like MSNBC's Chris Matthews. All of the sudden, liberals are very concerned about pointing fingers, jumping to conclusions and postulating as to why these brothers attacked Americans. Isn't this exactly what the Left was doing within hours of the bombing – Tax Day, Patriots Day, Hitler's birthday, right-wing extremists. Since none of these liberal explanations turned out to be true, suddenly we must pull back and be weary of pointing fingers and discussing a motive. How hypocritical. I guarantee that if the initial liberal postulating had turned out to be true, there would be no weariness to point fingers and explore motives connected to conservatives or the right-wing.